20200313 State of Emergency Proclamation


WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States, pursuant to the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C 1601, et seq., has declared that the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) constitutes a national emergency; and

WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued Proclamation Number 25 JBE 2020 regarding the Public Health Emergency – COVID-19, declaring an imminent threat posed to Louisiana citizens by the virus, creating emergency conditions that threaten the lives and health of the citizens of the State of Louisiana, pursuant to La. R.S. 29:766; and

WHEREAS,  the Village of Harrisonburg in Catahoula Parish may be greatly affected by the virus “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes, Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID-19), and the disease may pose an imminent threat to the Village of  Harrisonburg and threaten the safety and security of the citizens of the Village of Harrisonburg; and

WHEREAS,   the Village of  Harrisonburg may  activate  any  necessary  emergency  plans  and  activities  in  response  to  this  event  and  that  this  may  exceed  the  Parish’s  capability  to  respond  to  this possibly  life  threatening  crisis,  and  as  such  the Village of Harrisonburg takes this measure in order to participate in any response and recovery plan administered by the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and their power to act as administrator, as per La. R.S. 29:767, and pursuant to the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance Act as amended, La R. S. 29:721, et seq.;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that beginning on April 8, 2020, and continuing April 30, 2020, or as extended by any subsequent Proclamation, unless terminated sooner.  Pursuant to the authority granted in La. R.S. 29:737, at State of Public Health Emergency is hereby declared for the Village of Harrisonburg.

Thus, done and signed on this 8th, day of April, 2020.